last update 29 June 2008
Steve Carson, GSC Associates Historical Record Products
Mrs. W. J. Allen died at her home in Wartrace Thursday after an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at the Wartrace Methodist church Saturday. Rev Frank Calhoun officiated with Rev. J. E. Thomas Bethpage, and Rev. R. C. Croslin, Eagleville, assisting.
Mrs. Allen is survived by her husband; two daughters Miss Blair Allen, Wartrace, Miss Jim Allen Moorhead; Three sons, Lanier Allen New Yourk, Robert Allen, Lexington, KY., Joe Allen Detroit, Mich., and a sister Mrs. J.D. Smith.
Mrs. Charlie Clardy died Thursday morning at the Bedford County hospital, after a long illness. She was born and reared in the Unionville community, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sudberry. She was a member of the Maxwell Methodist church. Mrs. Clardy is survived by her husband and four children, a daughter, Miss Geneva Clardy and three sons, Thomas, Eris, and Charles Marvil Clardy. Funeral services were held Friday morning at 10:30 at the residence of Mrs. Pink Clardy, with Rev. C.I. Kelly officiating. The burial was in the Pressgrove graveyard.
Her death is the occasion of wide spread sorrow throughout the community in which she lived.
We'll never hear Nellie Gray's voice
Within our happy home
We'll never hear her footsteps
Her work on earth is done.
We'll never see her friendly face
Nor hear her happy voice,
We'll never hear her gently sing
And with her rejoice.
How we'll miss her in our home
Our sorrowing hearts can't tell
Yet we know that our dear Lord
Doeth all things well.
We worked and prayed to keep her
Because we loved her so,
But all our work seemed useless
Her time had come to go.
We are sad and lonesome
Our hearts are almost chilled,
For in our home Nellie Gray's place
Can never on earth be filled.
We know tis hard to give her up
But God knows what is best,
When he called dear Nellie Gray
And took her home to rest
Mother and Sister
J. E. Coleman died June 27, 1935 at the home of his son, A.M. Coleman of Dallas, Texas, after an illness of six Months. Mr. Coleman was born in Bedford County June 19, 1854 and had lived here the greater part of his life.
For many years he was successfully engaged in farming. He was a consistent member of the Methodist church, stood for the best in community life and was highly esteemed by those who knew him. He was quiet and unassuming in his manner and enjoyed a wide friendship.
The remains accompanied by his son, A.M. Coleman, reached here Friday and were carried to the home of his niece, Mrs. Will Comstock were funeral services were held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock conducted by Rev. J. T. Parsons, pastor of the M. E. church of Shelbyville. The burial was in the Coleman graveyard.
He is survived by two sons, A.M. Coleman, Lancaster, Texas and Three grand children, Mrs. Gordon Shofner Jr. , Mrs. Tom Wall and Miss Maude Coleman of Dallas Texas.
Honorary pallbearers: Dr. T. R. Ray, Eugene Hix, H. E. Williams, F. C. Bobo, Joe Hasty and H. C. Dixon.
Active pallbearers: Will Anderson, Abb Temple, George Comstock, Gordon Shoffner Jr., Tom Wall and Ewing Damron
News was received here of the death of Mrs. Christiana L. Davis of Tullahoma who died Thursday in Nashville at the home fo her daughter, Mrs. O. F. Goetz.
Mrs. Davis was born in Bedford county near Shelbyville May 3, 1854 on the farm on which her father and grandfather were born. She was the daughter of Michael Shofner and Sophonia Eglentime Morton Shofner prominent citizens of the county. Mrs. Davis was reared and educated near Shelbyville but following her marriage to M. H. Davis she moved to Tullahoma, where she reared her family.
Mrs. Davis was greatly beloved by all who knew here. She possessed a charm of manner that drew friends to her. Her beautiful character and unselfish nature and commanded affection and admiration of all with whom she came into contact. In her the nobilities of the old South lived on, not as a remembrance, but as an example and influence. Hers was a home keeping heart, so high that it gave dignity to the simplest thing, and so honest no pretense could dwell there.
From girlhood she had been a member of the Lutheran church and her pastor, Rev. C. H. Armstrong of Shelbyville, conducted the funeral Saturday morning at 11o’clock at her home in Tullahoma, where the remains were taken Friday afternoon. Burial was in the Oakwood cemetery in Tullahoma.
Mrs. J. S. Stallings died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G.W. Oneal Saturday morning at 9:30 and her husband, John Stanley Stallins died Sunday morning. Both had been ill for a short time.
A double funeral was held Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Big Springs Baptist church, with Rev. Burtis Christian of Wartrace and Rev. Claud Lewis in charge. Both were members of the Baptist church and enjoyed a wide friendship throughout the county. The burial was in the New Bethel cemetery.
Their survivors are a son, John Stallings, two daughters, Mrs. G.W. Oneal and Mrs. Ross Pierce and eight grandchildren.